Employee Benefits

Full-Time City Employees
All benefits are effective the 1st of the month following 90 days of employment.

Type of Insurance
Additional Information
Health Insurance
100% 80% High Deductible Plan with a Health Savings Account. Gilsbar Administrator affiliated with the BCBS Network.
Life Insurance
2 times your annual salary with a minimum of $50,000 coverage.  Coverage through Mutual of Omaha
Dental Insurance
100% 80% Coverage through Assurant Dental
Vision Coverage 
Dependent coverage is available in a 3-tiered optional program.  Coverage through Avesis.
Short Term Disability
60% of your weekly salary following an elimination period of 14 calendar days for non work related illness or injury.  Coverage through Mutual of Omaha.

Time Off Benefits

Amount of Days Per Year

Paid Time Off
19 days per year

Holidays Off
10 days per year

The City of Show Low recognizes the following holidays:
  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day
Probationary Period
There is a 1 year probationary period for new employees. Pay increases typically 4% annually, depending upon performance and budget

Arizona State Retirement System
The Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) program is mandatory for all full-time employees who are not certified police officers. This will cause a deduction of approximately 11.60% of employee gross wages. 11.48% is ASRS and .12% is Long Term Disability.

Wellness Program
The wellness program includes an annual health workup as well a  flu shot in the Fall. Various fitness programs may be offered for voluntary participation.

Additional Optional Benefits
Cafeteria 125
This is a flexible benefit program for employees with enrollment services provided by AFLAC. Some items include:
  • Accident insurance
  • Accident or sickness disability
  • Cancer expense insurance
  • Dependent care assistance
  • Unreimbursed medical expenses
  • Voluntary life insurance

Deferred Compensation-457 Plans available

Arizona Central Credit Union

Arizona Central Credit Union is the bank that the city uses to provide Health Savings Accounts to our employees covered under our High Deductible Health Plan.

Continuing Education & Training Programs

Check with the head of the department you work for to find out more about these opportunities.

Employee Cell Phone Program

Employees are given the option to participate in a government rate plan with a cellular phone provided in Show Low. Please check with Human Resources for more information.

Conditional Offer Employment

Conditional upon applicant's successful pass of a physical and drug screen, finger printing, and background check.

Newborn Babies
Please remember that all newborn babies must be added to your insurance within the first 30 days following birth. Call GMI with the baby’s birthdate and name, and contact Human Resources to obtain necessary paperwork.